Contract type: Full Time
Duration: Fixed-Term Appointment (3 Years)
Salary: Starting from £37,789 per annum if offered at Band E Starting from £48,202 per annum if offered at Band F
Benefits: We offer generous benefits
Team: Ecosystems team
Location: Cambridge and Antarctica
Closing date: 2 December, 2018 11:59 pm


The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) currently has a vacancy for a Project Leader to manage the science programme at the King Edward Point (KEP) applied fisheries laboratory. This role will also involve the development of science projects which fall within the BAS Ecosystems team.

We are looking for someone with a PhD in Marine Ecology or equivalent discipline. You will need to have a good understanding of commercial fisheries and the ecological role of fish in the ecosystem. A large part of the role will require managing remote staff so the post holder must be an excellent communicator with a track record of managing small teams.

This role is being offered at either a Band E or Band F. To be considered at Band F you must be able to provide evidence that you meet all of the essential and desirable criteria in the skills specification. Band E will be offered if the individual shows the ability to quickly develop the skills they do not currently hold.


Leadership and management of the science programme at the KEP applied fisheries laboratory and in development of science projects as part of the Ecosystems Science Team science.


PhD in marine ecology or equivalent


– Leadership, management and development of the science programme at the KEP applied fisheries laboratory.
– Provision of scientific advice to HMG and GSGSSI in respect of CCAMLR.
– Involvement in BAS Ecosystems Team leadership and management.
– Leadership in development of science projects associated with the KEP project and Ecosystems Team science.
– Undertake personal research associated with both the Ecosystems Team and the South Georgia Project.
– Leadership in scientific studies and generation of science papers for publication in primary journals.
– Leadership in external grant funding bids to develop scientific studies at KEP and South Georgia in association with the Ecosystems Team science activities.
– Development of analyses of population process of fish and other exploited species and their role in the South Georgia and wider Southern Ocean food webs.
– Any other duties within the remit of the role as requested by the Director

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies.

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These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 92/18

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 2nd December 2018
Interview date: TBC
Proposed start date: As soon as possible

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.